remakes

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See Poltergeist early and free


Washington DC and Baltimore screenings
May 15
When it comes to remakes I'm not sold on Poltergeist at all. The original still stands on its own and updating it makes little sense. They're doing it, though, so we should probably watch it. It could be scary and now yo... read
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Pinocchio

Disney also making a live action Pinocchio


No strings attached
Apr 09
Cartoons are getting live action remakes so often, we're going to need a new term for it. I'm thinking "live-actioning." Not the easiest word to say, but I'll just keep using it until someone suggests a better one (do so in t... read
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Winnie the Pooh is now getting the live-action Disney treatment


They'll guzzle up the very thing you prize.
Apr 03
Hot off the heels of Beauty & the Beast, Mulan, and Tim Burton's Dumbo, Disney has announced yet another property to give a live-action adaptation-- Winnie the Pooh. The film will be written by Sundance film maker, Alex R... read
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Disney Developing Live Action Mulan


With all the strength of an etc etc.
Mar 31
Amy always hated the boardroom. It had the smell of cheap air freshener mixed with expensive furniture, the only trace of the minimum wage cleaners who worked tirelessly through the night so she could work tired during the da... read
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Bradley Cooper to make directorial debut with A Star is Born remake


A Director is Born
Mar 25
Bradley Cooper may finally step behind the camera to allow new faces a opportunity to shine and be handsome on-screen, as he is currently in talks to make his directorial debut with a remake of the 1937 classic, A Star is Bor... read
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Sony planning Little Women remake


You can't keep a good woman down
Mar 24
Another day, another Sony reboot. This time around, the studio is looking to once again adapt the Louisa May Alcott classic novel about sisters in the post-Civil War era, Little Women, which was most recently in theaters over... read
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Live-action Beauty and the Beast has a release date


Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline join the remake set to release in 2017
Mar 17
If Cinderella is anything to go by, Disney has made a good decision in greenlighting live-action adaptations of its own animated classics. Perhaps Cinderella's box office success over the weekend spurred the company to make a... read
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Tim Burton set to direct live-action Dumbo remake


Before you say anything, consider how cool Burton's pink elephant scene would be
Mar 10
Disney has announced yet another in its long line of recent live-action adaptions of classic animated films. The upcoming project this time is Dumbo, the classic tale of a big-eared circus elephant who eventually learns to fl... read
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Goetz brothers set to direct Martyr remake


Because everyone wants a worse versions, but in English
Feb 09
Martyrs may still be one of the more disturbing films I've ever seen, and it's even harder to decide if I liked it or not. A US remake of the film has been kicking around since the movie debuted in 2008, but it seemed pr... read
Strangers on a Plane photo
Except it's on a plane, because this is the 21st Century
Here's something pretty cool: David Fincher is directing a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train. It is being written by Gone Girl novelist/screenwriter Gillian Flynn. Ben Affleck is involved too. Here's something... read feature

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See Annie early and free


Washington DC, Baltimore and Norfolk screenings
Dec 10
THE SUN'LL COME OUT TOMORROW! BETCHA BOTTOM DOLLAR! Oh sorry, I suppose you came here not to sing along with me and instead to get your passes to see Annie, which is fine, I suppose. You sure you don't want to sing? It'll be ... read
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Tony Jaa leaves kickboxer to be replaced by Van Damme


You were upset for part of that title then got really excited
Dec 02
Reboots are better when the aging star of the original show up. It's  fact. I think. Maybe not. However, the Kickboxer reboot is definitely made better by he fact that Jean-Claude Van Damme will be showing up in it.... read
Dracula Review photo
You probably think this movie sucks
Everyone listen. I'm going to pretty much surprise the crap out of you because by writing the next sentence I'm surprising the crap out of myself. I enjoyed Dracula Untold. I know. You've probably just decided that maybe you ... read feature

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Popeye

Here's a stunning first look at the CG animated Popeye


Sep 19
If you were at all worried about the state of Genndy Tartakovsky's (the man who brought us Hotel Transylvania, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack) take on Popeye, there's no need to worry anymore. Although this first foot... read
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Summer Remake

We're getting another I Know What You Did Last Summer


Sep 16
I Know What You Did Last Seventeen Years Ago was a big hit when it first arrived in 1997 during Kevin Williamson's golden age where he wrote scripts for films like Scream and The Faculty. And as such, it did well enough to ge... read
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Denzel Washington to star in Magnificent Seven remake


Reuniting with director Antoine Fuqua and a whole lot of awesome
Sep 10
A remake of The Magnificent Seven has been in the works for years now with Tom Cruise at one point attached (maybe he still is). But with Tarantino getting ready to drop The Hateful Eight, a Tarantino homa... read
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Taylor Kitsch wanted for Raid remake


Horribly needless remake becomes even more horribly needless
Aug 05
Every time I get reminded that they're remaking The Raid I want to punch everything in the face. It takes days to block this travesty out of my mind again, and now it'll take even longer since they're evidently casting s... read
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Disney's Jungle Book picks newcomer for lead


He'll be the only live action actor on screen
Jul 15
No pressure 10-year-old Neel Sethi, but for your first role ever you're going to have to carry a big budget Disney movie based on a beloved book and animated film. Good luck. Judging from your photo you at least have the comp... read
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'Dumbo' is getting a live-action remake for some reason


the reason is money.
Jul 09
Is Dumbo big with the kids these days? Did I fall into some sort of Rip Van Winkle-type cryo-sleep and wake up in a world where movies starring CG animals are well done and Dumbo, of all things, desperately warrants a live-ac... read
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Rumor: Mark Wahlberg to play the Six Million Dollar Man


We can reboot him, we have the technology
Jul 07
Ever wondered what happened to that Six Million Dollar Man reboot that kept trying to get off the ground? Only vaguely, right? I mean of all the reboots possible who is this exciting? We've got enough super powered peopl... read
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WarGames does the director and writer thing for almost real this time


Dean Israelite to direct and Arash Amelt to write
Jun 25
WarGames never really stood out to me when I originally saw it back in the day, but its a considered a classic and any 80s classic that exists must get a remake. Thus we've had a new one on the dock for a few years now. ... read
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Trailer for 'Leprechaun: Origins' is spooky hilariousness


Stop stealing this guy's gold!
Jun 12
The fact that the entire Leprechaun film series exists (Leprechaun, Leprechaun 4: In Space, Leprechaun: In the Hood, the list goes on) is one of those amazing things that reassures me the world is secretly as weird as I want... read
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The Raid remake delayed but still happening


Luckily we can just watch the original
May 28
For everyone who was sitting around thinking about how much they want to watch the most-likely-lesser-than-the-original remake of The Raid (pretty much no one) we've got some bad news. The film has been delayed. It was s... read
Godzilla Review photo
Lesson learned: Humans are boring, monsters are not
When that first roar hits you know they did this thing right. There's a chill that will go down your spine if you're a Godzilla fan. As he moves you'll wonder at how they found that perfect balance between rubber suit and act... read feature

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Kickboxer remake

Kickboxer getting remade with kickass dudes


Kick! Punch! It's all in the mind!
May 14
Normally I'm not fond of remakes or reboots, but when it seems like the newer version might be an improvement over the original, I don't really mind. The original Kickboxer was part of a long line of "Jean Claude Van Damme ki... read
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See Godzilla early and free


Washington DC and Baltimore screenings
May 09
Godzilla is back and it's going to be frickin' awesome as long as it's as awesome as the lead up to the movie has been. Want to be awesome before everyone else? Flixist has you covered like Godzilla has had the city of Tokyo ... read
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Green Acres will be a movie


Official confirmation of remakes dying a slow death incoming
May 05
Did you grow up with fond memories of the sitcom Green Acres gracing your television screen? Maybe as a kid you caught it on Nick at Night and thought it was kind of funny. It really wasn't. It was terrible, and now it's... read
Brick Mansions Review photo
Mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out
Brick Mansions is a complete surprise. I had no prior knowledge of it going in (didn't know it was a remake of the French film, District 13), and decided to finally see it when one of the trailers managed to grab my attention... read feature

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The Raid Remake

Director Patrick Hughes thinks the US remake of The Raid is really interesting


We'll see.
Apr 17
The upcoming remake of The Raid may be kind of unnecessary, but it's happening anyway, and now director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) has let loose a few details about his next project. "We have a really, ... read
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Scarface

Scarface remake in the works, Tony is now Mexican


"This is the tale of Tony Montana! Cubano flame with the Miami nuts!"
Mar 25
Growing up, my dad brought me to quite a few Lowrider car shows. They're different from your average car show because they're certainly skewed toward a certain demographic. And that demographic loved themselves some Scarface.... read
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New Grudge

The Grudge getting rebooted, new franchise to come


Papa's gotta brand new grudge
Mar 24
Ju-On: The Grudge was a Japanese horror film in 2002 that hit it off so big, an American version was made (dubbed The Grudge, and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar) only two years later. A quick turn around during a time Hollywoo... read
Peanuts Teaser photo
Good opposite of grief
When news first broke of a CG take of Charles Schulz's Peanuts gang, I was hesitant toward the idea. We've been groomed to automatically dislike animated reboots because the majority of the ones we've had have been lack... read feature

Annie Trailer photo
The sun will come out this Christmas
When I had first heard about the upcoming Annie remake, Jay Z was producing the score and it was being set up as a vehicle for Willow Smith. Now that it has evolved into a starring role for Quvenzhané Wallis and ... read feature

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Point Break remake lands Luke Bracey


He's no Keanu, but he'll do
Feb 25
Point Break is being pointlessly remade soon, and we already know that Gerard Butler will be taking over the role of Bodhi that Patrick Swayze previously tackled. That left Keuanu Reeves's role of Johnny Utah (god, were ... read
Favorite Remakes photo
We answer The (Movie) Question!
In honor of the Robocop remake that I still haven't seen yet but is apparently pretty good, this week, members of the Flixist staff took to their cameras to talk about their favorite remakes. (Spoiler: nobody said Roboc... read feature

Robocop Review photo
Worth way more than a dollar
I have a great fear, dear reader. A great fear that the new RoboCop film will become the next Dredd. I fear that it's a great action movie that's coming out in the doldrums of the movie season without a big enough market... read feature

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Universal announces another Grinch remake


Also Despicable Me 3 but come on, THERE'S ANOTHER GRINCH REMAKE
Jan 17
God has forsaken us. The people behind the horrendous Lorax remake (Which Flixist's own Matthew Razak liked, but what does he know) are making a new film based on Dr. Seuss' classic holiday children's book. Whose idea was thi... read
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Point Break remake nabs Gerard Butler


SoCal Has Fallen
Jan 10
According to a report from Heat Vision, Gerard Butler is in "final negotiations" to join the cast of the upcoming Point Break remake. Butler will be playing the role of criminal / extreme sports athlete Bodhi, formerly p... read
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Really.
In a move that has blown my mind, cult classic anime, Kite, is on its way to the big screen via live action. The cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, subbing for Akai's character, and India Eisley as Saw... read feature

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Josh Gad to star in 'Gilligan's Island' movie


just sit right back and you'll hear a tale...
Dec 18
Yes, it's true. Warner Bros.' is finally giving us what we've all been begging for-- a Gilligan's Island silver screen premier. The original Gilligan's Island, a 1960's sitcom, centered around the misadventures of s... read






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